UGO writes: "For racing game enthusiasts - check that, fanatics - who have a spare $400 lying around and a little bit of extra space, Fanatec's Porsche 911 Turbo Wheel is sure to please. It's a reproduction of the Porsche 911's steering wheel - right down to the classy stitched leather - as a peripheral which is compatible with Windows PCs and PlayStation 3 consoles. Offering realistic Force Feedback, two gearshift attachments and wireless, battery-operated foot pedals, the 911 Turbo Wheel attempts to create a true-to-life driving experience for gamers.
The first step is putting the damn thing together. An included setup guide features some horrendous English-language translations, only slightly worse than the collection of generally unclear step-by-step diagrams. Users have three options for setting up their Turbo Wheel: (1) it can be clamped to a table or some other sturdy, flat surface, (2) it can be drilled down, or (3) it can roost on one's lap during play sessions, held in place by a pair of included plastic restraints (which must be assembled)."